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Preview The Roots New Mural Before The Roots Picnic


Sure, The Roots may not call Philly home these days, but they’re getting a damn mural anyway. The Mural Arts Program has been teasing this new work for quite some time now, and today we actually get a chance to take a look at the fruits of their labor, as Continue reading »

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Lineup Announced for The Roots Picnic, Includes Naughty by Nature!


We have no business even thinking the word “picnic” this week, what with this recent “arctic blast” currently… blasting our asses. Nevertheless, Questlove has decided that this will be week we find out the lineup for the annual Roots Picnic, which will take place at the Festival Pier on June Continue reading »

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Romney Campaign Responds to Obama Slow-Jamming the News


As soon as we saw Obama slow-jamming the news with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon, we just knew that the Romney campaign would fire back with some first-rate rhetorical Judo to try and pilfer a few brownie points the President scored with college students. Today, Romney’s team released an official Continue reading »

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Lineup for Fifth Annual Roots Picnic Announced


My, how the time does fly! The lineup for the 5th Annual Roots Picnic was just announced today and it features the likes of Kid Cudi, De La Soul, Wale, Major Lazer, Diplo and St. Vincent. This year’s show will take place over two days (June 2nd, 3rd) at the Continue reading »

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7-11: Home of The Roots’ New South Street Mural


When we heard that the Mural Arts Program wanted to honor The Roots with a new mural on South Street, we expected it would be positioned in some prominent, yet tasteful location, i.e. nowhere near Condom Kingdom. But that cruel mistress known as fate apparently feels otherwise, as she’s divined Continue reading »

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Watch: Tina Fey Makes Up with Questlove, Unleashes Consummate Philly Accent


Last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was chock full of Philly superstars (i.e. not John Bolaris or Mike Jerrick). In addition to having the The War on Drugs as a musical guest, Fallon interviewed PA native Tina Fey. But not all was well in the land of Late Night. Continue reading »

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Last Time, We Swear: Mayor Nutter Rapping with The Roots


I lost count around the tenth time Mayor Nutter performed his old school version of “Rapper’s Delight.” I’m also pretty sure we told you that our most recent rapping-Nutter post would be the last time you’d ever see a rapping Mayor Nutter on Aroundphilly. Alas, we lied. In celebration of Continue reading »

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